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Whats the Best and Worst Lens Ever

fauxtography 13 6.6k 36
3 Jul 2009 1:34AM

Quote:Quote:Hanimex...RUN AWAY!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah i learnt that lesson...ahh the Praktica days.

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fauxtography 13 6.6k 36
3 Jul 2009 1:40AM
Worst: it would be the Hanimex 80-200
Best: a tie between the canon 28mm 1.8 and the 45mm T&S-E
jimthistle73 14 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2009 1:43AM
I take it Monsieur Waggie brought it back safe and sound then?
fauxtography 13 6.6k 36
3 Jul 2009 1:54AM
aye he did... took a while to to get the lens hood off him though
Zonda 9 303 1
3 Jul 2009 7:52AM
The best lenses are the two in your head.
StrayCat 14 19.1k 3 Canada
3 Jul 2009 8:24AM
Most lenses are better than most photographers.
NEWMANP 10 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2009 8:44AM
i bought a Hoya lens in the late 80s/ early ninetys. a 28-80 or similar which was a massive range in those days. compared to the Pentax glass i was using at the time, it was like taking pictures through sandblasted and frosted glass, occasionally you could just make out the subject matter despite the worst barrel distortion imaginable.- ive seen better images from pinhole cameras. when i went over to Nikon glass a little later i discovered what glass should have been like. never changed again since although i do have a 18-200 sigma which was bought as a present and i was amazed at the image and build quality
i also tried the Hanimex 80-200 mentioned above and it must be up there with the worst ever. in fact the word Hanimex makes me shiver and feel ill.

best lens must be the Carl Zeis range for hassleblads i suppose. in fact all the zeiss lenses performed well but i dont think its purely a resolution chart thing, its also to do with contrast.
boony 11 978 3 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2009 9:16AM

Quote:Boony - is your new profile pic a gents' toilet?

Tonyd3 Plus
13 1.1k 18 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2009 9:43AM
With 450 pages dedicated to this super sharp lens and 614,462 readers feed back i would say that everyone of them are saying this is the best lens ever.

Nikon 200 f2

I would agree having had one for around a year, it dont come off the camera.
AlanWillis 8 67 England
3 Jul 2009 2:57PM
Have you 10,000 to spend if not Sony 70-400 is good enough for me
Tonyd3 Plus
13 1.1k 18 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2009 4:02PM
Quote:Have you 10,000 to spend if not Sony 70-400 is good enough for me

I have so what would you sell me
Fluke 10 59 Wales
3 Jul 2009 4:17PM
worst - Kit lens on a Canon EOS 1000

best - Minolta Rokkor 50mm f1.8.
RogBrown 11 3.1k 10 England
3 Jul 2009 4:53PM

Quote:best - Minolta Rokkor 50mm f1.8

Agree with that - fantastic lens. But wasn't it 55mm?
3 Jul 2009 5:16PM

Quote:The Praktica 50mm f2.8 Domiplan was classed as the worst lens ever tested by one UK photographic mag. The 50mm Planar for 35mm Contax was the best ever tested at the time.

The Sigma 120-300 f2.8 got excellent test results in Amateur Pornographer a few years back, the Mk 2 is betterstill.

I remember that article well and a few months ago saw a Domiplan for sale on ebay for 15, that's about 15.01 more than it was worth

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